“Billy drops the line, ‘I'm sending you some sheepskins. I want you to put them on some guitars’”: Dusty Hill’s iconic fur-covered spinning bass from ZZ Top’s Legs video just sold at auction – and absolutely smashed its estimated sale price

Dusty Hill plays his fur-covered bass guitar in ZZ Top's Legs music video
(Image credit: Julien's Auctions)

Over the weekend, Julien’s hosted its The Collection of Dusty Hill auction – an event that saw the sale of instruments and memorabilia that once belonged to the late ZZ Top bass guitar legend.

A particular highlight from the mammoth auction was the fur-covered Dean Zelinsky bass that Hill used in ZZ Top’s Legs music video – an eye-popping piece of ZZ Top lore that was set at a rather humble auction estimate of $80,000.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.